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i997 ' '  19 Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, June 26, .: i i Gazette on the street. What effect will the recent tobacco settlement have on Pahrump smoking c,rpd health in America? Pahrump California Pahrump i i engineer --"They are going to raise the price 20 a pack. That may makeme think twiceabout it otherwise I enjoy them. The stewardess are suing the tobacco companies for second hand smoke causing cancer. When it is the airlines fault for not recirculating 1 " the air proper y. helps: I should quit but haven't quite yet." REGINA HILL --Entertainer- In my opinion, it will be a- healthier society. I am very ple.sed with the decision. I feel that smoking is a drug and should be done in privacy, if they choose. I know many people whose voices have changed because of second DONA STRAWN -- Housewife -- "I certainly hope that people will just stop and think before they start to smoke." handsmoke and children who have asfluna and bronchitis." CURTIS RUPNIK -- Construction -- "None. People are just going to keep doing what they do." 111411 Compiled by Gazette staff photographers ii 482-301 6 No to Abuse 751 -111 8 --ono 3ah 24 Hr. Crisis Line Pahrum Neva 'a-men and now Dual Independence Day at Virginia City by Phillip t. Earl Nevada Historical Society O through a subscription by fhe first week in June. District Judge Charles E. Mack of Reno, a 40 year member of the union, had agreed to serve as Orator of the Day. Cap. Harry Gosse, Reno hotelman and a former Comstock National Guard officer, was recruited to be Grand Master of the parade. Special rates to the Comstock on the Virginia & Truckee Railroad were arranged by S.C. Bigelow, general manager of the line, and a number of special features were being lined up. The 25 piece Carson City Band was engaged for July 4 and the Stewart Indian School Band, 16 pieces, was hired to play both days. Members of several baseball teams, including that of the Nevada State Prison, were making contacts with the ar- rangements committee. Editors and civic leaders in Carson City, Sparks and Reno were boosting for the celebration. Among the many entrants for the parade July 4 were the current and retired members of the miner's union, one of whom, Mauriee P. Flynn, was the only charter member still living in Virginia City. The members of the Womens' Relief Corps of Carson City, the Rebecca Lodge from Colfax, Cali- f. and the drum corps of the Thomas Berry Camp, United Spanish War Veterans, also contacted the parade committee, as did a group of local Indians n July 3 and 4, 1917, the citizens of Virginia City celebrated a double holiday, the 141st anniversary of America's Independence and the 15th anniversary of the founding 5of the Virginia Miners' Union. Planning for the festivities had begun in May and a total of $1,053.50 had been raised The members of the Carson Indian School Band who took part in Virginia Ci's 1917 Independence Day celebration. photo by Nevada Historical Society at National Hall. A six-piece Virginia City orchestra also played for the dance. The baseball team from the Southern Pacific Shops in Spa-ks defeated a prison team by a score of 21 to 6 and a two-reel movie, "Wild Animals at Large, or When the Meragerie Broke Loose," was shown at Piper's Opera House for children whose parents were at the dance. Visitors by the hundreds began to arrive by automobile and on the V & T on the morning of July 3 and the parade the next day was the best ever staged on the Comstock. Led by SheriffThomas W. O'Connor of Storey County and Gov. Boyle and his staff, the proces- sion was divided into three sections/ Members of fraternal and sororital organizations rode in automobiles decorated with flags and patriotic bunting and the members of the Vir- ginia City Miners' Union, the Gold Hill Miners' Union and the Silver City Min- ers' Union marched. Colfax's Rebecca Lodge entered a float, as did the local Red Cross chap- ter, the Girls' Friendly Society, the Comstock Aerie of Eagles and the Vir- ginia City St. Patrick's Club. The fire- men of the Comstock and their motor- ized equipment were also represented. Local Paiutes, stripped to the waist, painted up and carrying a large Ameri- can flag, also impressed the crowd, Following the parade, formal exer- cises were held at Piper's. Charles L. Murphy, president of the Virginia Min- who planned to .Fpca,- in full war regalia. Teachers were to join their students, the girls carrying Japanese parasols and the boys sporting Yankee Deodle crushed hats. Each child was o to carry a flag of the allied nations involved in the I st Wc rld War going on in Europe. A chiloren's race day was scheduled for July 3, but the members of the planning committee decided to go along with Gov. Emmet D. Boyle's request that there be no fireworks. President Woodrow Wilson had suggested that fireworks would be a "needless use" of explosive materials otherwise required for the war effort. Young boys who had already secured firecrackers and rockets went ahead with their own informal celebration of the nation's natal day, however. The children's racers began on C Street at 1 p.m., July 3, and the Stewart Indian School Band put on a concert engagement early in the evening and later played for a Red Cross benefit dance ers' Union, opened the proceedings with an account of the history of the union, A song, "My Own United States," by Miss Beth Mahoney and a reading of the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Williamson followed. Judge Mack then took the podium, speaking of the benefits afforded union miners and the good relations between labor and capital on the Comstock. Gov. Boyle delivered a short congratulatory address to the union and Miss Lucille Baker offered anoer song, "If I Had a Son for Each Star in Old Glory." The formal exercises were cond with a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" bY the Carson band. A banquet sponsored by the union was put on at National Hall after the exercises ats. Some 2,000 locals and guests tuned out and the baseball game between a team from the Southern Pacific shops and a team from the prison was hugely attended. The Grand Anniversary Ball at Piper's that night capped the celebratiofi.